Yudi Wu

Assistant Professor - 9
Yudi Wu

Phone 863-874-8526

Location Main Campus

Office BARC-2265

Directory Environmental Engineering

Dr. Yudi Wu is an assistant professor at Florida Polytechnic University where she has been a faculty member since August 2023. Her teaching and research interests focus on resource recovery, soil chemistry, and pollution remediation.

Together with her students, peers, and advisors, she has published 15 peer-reviewed research articles in leading technical journals and presented their works at numerous national conferences. Wu also serves as an associate editor for the academic journal Environment, Sustainability and Development. She also actively serves as a reviewer for a number of leading journals.

Besides working as a passionate environmental engineer and educator, she joined an academia mom club in August 2023 because she has an adorable daughter.

  • Certificate of Merit Award, ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, 2022
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Excellence Award, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, FL, USA, 2021
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Future Faculty Award, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, FL, USA, 2021
  • Coastal Plains Scholarship, Air & Waste Management Association, FL, USA, 2021
  • Program for Instructional Excellence Teaching Recognition, FL, USA, 2020
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Environmental), Florida A&M University, 2021
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (Environmental), Florida A&M University, 2020
  • B.S. in Water Science and Engineering, Tianjin Chengjian University, 2018
  • Pollution Remediation
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Resource Recovery
  • Adsorption
  • Associate Editor, Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer), 07/2022 - present
  • Chair of Conference Session: Wastewater Management, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference, June 2023, Boston, MA
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS) and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).
  • Judge, Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair, 2021
  • Vice President, Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Chapter, 2018-2019

Soil/ Water Pollution and Remediation


  1. Wu, Y.*, Qi, L., Wang, B., Medley, P., Drake, J., Vernon, J., Ibeanusi, V. and Chen, G., (2022) Assess long-term As, Pb and Cr contamination and uptake by Eriocaulon decangulare in the Apalachicola National Forest, Science of The Total Environment, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156040.
  2. Wu, Y.*, Qi, L., and Chen, G., (2022) A mechanical investigation of PFOA adsorption by engineered biochar, Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.130742.
  3. Qi, L.*, Li, R., Wu, Y., Lin, X., and Chen, G. (2022) Effect of solution chemistry on the transport of short-chain and long-chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) in saturated porous media, Chemosphere, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135160.
  4. Wu, Y.*, Wang, B., Qi, L., Ling, X., Medley, P., Drake, J., Vernon, J., Ibeanusi, V. and Chen, G., (2021) Water Quality Deterioration near Culverts within the Apalachicola National Forest, Environmental Earth Science, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-021-10108-8.
  5. Wu, Y., Li, S.*, Chen, G., (2021) Phytoremediation of contaminants of emerging concerns from soil with industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.): A review, Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01289-0.
  6. Wu, Y., Wang, B., Chen, G., * (2020) Sustainable Landfill Leachate Treatment, Waste Management & Research, 38 (10), DOI: http://doi.org/1177/0734242x20931937.


Resource Recovery and Nutrient Reservation


  1. Wu, Y.*, Li, S., Chen, G., (2021) Impacts of mechanical and chemical factors on water-holding capacity of polyacrylamide in sandy soils: Models and mechanisms, Soil Research, DOI: http://doi.org/1071/SR20200.
  2. Wu, Y., Brickler, C., Li, S.*, Chen, G., (2021) Low-cost synthesis of cellulose-biochar composites for enhanced water and nitrogen use efficiency in agricultural fields, Polymer Testing, DOI: http://doi.org/1016/j.polymertesting.2020.106996.
  3. Brickler, C., Wu, Y., Li, S.*, Chen, G., (2021) The comprehensive comparison of biochar products derived from conventional pyrolysis and microwave irradiation, Sustainability, DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/su13042359.
  4. Wu, Y., Li, S.*, Chen, G., (2020) Impact of Humic Acids on Phosphorus Retention and Transport. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 20 (8), DOI: http://doi.org/1007/s42729-020-00308-9.

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